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Chess and Standard Test Scores

SUMMARY: Regular (non-honors) Elementary students who participated in a school Chess Club showed twice the improvement of non-chess players in Reading and Mathematics between third and fifth grades on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills. In fifth grade, regular track chess players scored 4.3 TLI points higher in Reading (p< .01) and 6.4 points higher […]

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Academic Correlations

Chess and Education by John Artise The game of chess makes one of the most important contributions to the field of education. Inherent in it are the basic principles of psychological learning theory: Memory, Pattern Recognition, Decision making, and Reinforcement. All of these variables interact during a game of chess and produce the results of […]

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